GIO, a five-month old Portuguese Water Dog, he is currently growing and training to join the Therapy Dog program at DeJohn Funeral Homes.
After he receives his certification, Gio will join Therapy Dog Coco in providing support to families at the funeral home and in the community.
“Coco and Gio love people and are happiest when they are offering their services with love, compassion and friendship. We are very excited to have Gio join our efforts in providing comfort to others during difficult and stressful times. As Gio completes his Good Citizen Training, he will accompany me on occasion to get him socialized to the funeral home,” said Ross DeJohn Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Funeral Director.
Coco is a seven year old, non-shedding, hypoallergenic, Portuguese Water Dog. She was welcomed into the DeJohn family in August 2013. Coco has completed her therapy dog training and has been a member of Therapy Dogs International, Inc. since 2017. Coco has helped hundreds of adults, children and seniors ease their minds away from their problems at hand with her unconditional love and friendship.